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Robert Lewandowski Joins Barcelona Squad in Miami for US Tour

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Last Updated: July 18, 2022, 14:19 IST

Miami, USA

Robert Lewandowski leaves FC Bayern Munich training grounds in his car after training, in Munich, Germany, Saturday, July 16, 2022. Barcelona is set to sign Poland striker Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich after the clubs reached an agreement in principle for his transfer, a person with knowledge of the negotiations tells The Associated Press. The person, who spoke under anonymity because he was not allowed to speak publicly about the deal, said that the official confirmation of the deal could come on Saturday. (Sven Hoppe/dpa via AP)

Robert Lewandowski leaves FC Bayern Munich training grounds in his car after training, in Munich, Germany, Saturday, July 16, 2022. Barcelona is set to sign Poland striker Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich after the clubs reached an agreement in principle for his transfer, a person with knowledge of the negotiations tells The Associated Press. The person, who spoke under anonymity because he was not allowed to speak publicly about the deal, said that the official confirmation of the deal could come on Saturday. (Sven Hoppe/dpa via AP)

Barcelona reached an agreement with Bayern Munich to acquire the Poland striker in a deal expected to reach nearly 50 million euros. The striker will sign his contract and be officially introduced by the club after undergoing the medical on Monday

Already wearing Barcelona’s colours, Robert Lewandowski joined the squad in Miami on Sunday ahead of his medical and the signing of his contract with the Catalan club.

“I am very happy to have joined FC Barcelona,” Lewandowski said from Miami in a video released by Barcelona ahead of its U.S. tour.

The striker will sign his contract and be officially introduced by the club after undergoing the medical on Monday.

Barcelona on Saturday reached an agreement with Bayern Munich to acquire the Poland striker in a deal expected to reach nearly 50 million euros ($50.5 million).

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Barcelona’s squad, still without Lewandowski, had its first training session in the United States on Sunday. It will play Miami in Florida before facing Real Madrid in Las Vegas, Juventus in Dallas and the New York Red Bull in New Jersey.

The 33-year-old Lewandowski has been one of Europe’s most prolific scorers in the last decade and was voted as FIFA’s best player of the year in 2020 and 2021. He arrives to boost a Barcelona team that did not win any titles last season following the departure of Lionel Messi.

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first published:July 18, 2022, 14:19 IST
last updated:July 18, 2022, 14:19 IST